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Boney Kapoor confirms Ajith plays a cop in Valimai

Producer Boney Kapoor has confirmed that Ajith plays a cop in his upcoming Tamil production venture, Valimai.

Ajith in a still from Mankatha (2011)

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Producer Boney Kapoor, who made inroads into southern filmdom with Tamil remake of Pink (2016), Nerkonda Paarvai (2019), has confirmed that Ajith plays a cop in his upcoming Tamil production venture, Valimai (2020).

Speaking at an award ceremony on Sunday in Chennai, Kapoor said, "Valimai shoot to begin on December 13th. Yes, Ajith plays a cop. It’ll be a Diwali 2020 release."

Kapoor further added that he doesn’t believe in giving constant updates about his film, "The world should see my work and talk about it."

To be directed by H Vinoth, the film is tipped to be an action-thriller. Recently, Ajith was seen sporting a Zapata style mustache and his avatar immediately went viral. It is rumoured to be his look for the film.

Keerthy Suresh is believed to have been signed as the leading lady. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced, but it has already been confirmed that Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose music while Nirav Shah is the cinematographer.

Nerkonda Paarvai starred Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam in crucial roles. It had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

The project was materialized to honour’s Ajith’s promise to Sridevi. It was late Sridevi’s wish that her husband produces a film with Ajith, who had shared screen space with the veteran in English Vinglish (2012) in a cameo.

Next year, Ajith will reunite with director Siva for the fourth time. Buoyed by the success of Viswasam (2019), the pair is planning to join hands again.